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The best of BBC Radio 3's flagship arts and ideas programme Free Thinking - featuring in-depth interviews and debates with artists, scientists and public figures.


R3Arts: Night Waves - Harry Belafonte 12 Jun 12

June 13th, 2012

Episode 155 of 1201 episodes

Matthew Sweet talks to the singer, actor and civil rights campaigner Harry Belafonte. He tells Matthew how he and Sidney Poitier were like Apollo astronauts, sharing a pioneering role that's hard for anyone else to understand. And as British race relations films Sapphire and Flame in the Streets are re-released Matthew is joined by film historian Stephen Bourne, anthropologist Kit Davis and actress Adjoa Andoh to discuss the films.